Flatback turtle

The Flatback turtle is classified as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction.

The flatback turtle (Natator depressus) is a sea turtle that is endemic to the continental shelf of Australia. Contents - * 1 Ecology and life history * 1. More

The flatback turtle is named after its flat carapace, or shell, which is unlike the curved shell of other sea turtle species. The carapace is pale grayish-green in color with the outer margins distinctly upturned. More

Overview The flatback turtle (Natator depressus) is a sea turtleSea turtleSea Turtles inhabit all the world's oceans except the Arctic.-Distribution:The superfamily Chelonioidea has a worldwide distribution; sea turtles can be found in all oceans except for the polar regions. Some species travel between oceans... More

The flatback turtle is indigenous to Australian waters and is not found anywhere else in the world. They inhabit the coastal waters of Western, Northern and Eastern Australia. More

Flatback turtles have a depressed shell, which is quite wide with turned up sides. The ridges on their backs are olive-grey in colour. Distribution Flatback turtles are found off the north and northeastern coasts of Australia. More

The flatback turtle has a depressed shell with turned up sides. It used to be known as Chelonia depressa, but it is now called Natator depressus.It is found only in the tropical waters of northern Aust. More

The EPA said flatback turtles would particularly be at risk, with two important nesting beaches located near the site. The Authority said about one-third of the Pilbara turtles are thought to nest there. More

Flatback Turtles - 2005 - Gulf of Carpentaria To be Announced • Jardiwangani • To Be Announced - Flatback Turtles - Gulf of Carpentaria - Australia Terrisita • Wundunyuka • Karrubu - More

population of only 20,280 nesting females, the Flatback turtle is classed as critically endangered. Threats include: destruction of nesting beaches, ocean pollution, oil spills, harvesting of eggs and entanglement in fishing and shrimp nets. More

One of just seven species of sea turtle, the flatback turtle is distinguished by its restricted distribution and its very flat carapace, or upper shell (2). The fleshy carapace (3), which is composed of thin, bony scales (2), has an upwards turned rim, particularly towards the rear (2). More

The Flatback turtle is unique in that hatchlings remain in coastal waters and do not have an oceanic phase. Surprisingly as they stay close to shore, little is known of this stage of their lives. More

Though we don't know for certain, the flatback turtle is probably the least threatened sea turtle with an annual nesting population of up to 10,000. It can be found near Indonesia and Papua New Guinea but only breeds on the north and northeastern coasts of Australia. More

flatback turtle nesting on the island 2. introduction of non-indigenous species to the island’s ecosystem 3. potential damage inflicted by seabed dredging. More

of loggerhead and flatback turtles in Queensland, Australia. Proc. Kon. Nederl. Akad. Wetensch. C, 78: 111-122. Bustard, H. R. 1972. Sea turtles, their natural history and conservation. Taplinger Publ. Co., New York. 220 pp. Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema reptilium. More

An adult flatback turtle (X8473) that recently returned to lay her eggs at Mon Repos Beach in eastern Australia is one of a number of tagged turtles teaching us new information about turtle longevity. This turtle was tagged in her first nesting season in December 1977. More

All recorded rookeries (nesting beaches) for flatback turtles occur in Australia. The largest flatback rookery is on Crab Island just off the Northwest coast of Cape York Peninsula, Australia. Annual nesting numbers in the order of 1000 to 2000 female turtles a year have been recorded. More

The flatback turtle is found only in Australia and is classified as vulnerable under the EPBC Act 1999. Flatback turtles face various threats including entanglement in large discarded fishing nets that wash into the Gulf of Carpentaria. More

The flatback turtle is one of the smaller sea turtle species, with the adults weighing around 90 kilograms. Once thought to be a relative of the green sea turtle, they are now considered a completely separate genus. More

Known as Australia More

"The Flatback turtle's eggs incubate in the sand for fifty to sixty days depending on the weather," says Fay. "It's pretty amazing to see the little heads coming up through the sand. More

The flatback turtle (Natator depressus) is a sea turtle that is endemic to the continental shelf of Australia. More

Common names

Chelonée à dos plat in French - français
Flatback in English - English
flatback turtle in English - English
Natator depressus in Portuguese - Português
Tortue marine à dos plat in French - français
Tortuga franca oriental in Spanish - español
Wallriffschildkröte in German - Deutsch
ヒラタウミガメ in Japanese - 日本語
납작등바다거북 in Korean - 한국어

Order : Testudines
Family : Cheloniidae
Genus : Natator
Species : Natator depressus
Authority : GARMAN 1880